Sue Ray is living the dream with week when she gets to perform with one of her favorite country stars from Austin Texas Mr Dale Watson & His Lonestars.

Dale Watson and His Lonestars will be touring Australia this November. Anything but understated, their live shows are full-on honky tonk with a driving rhythm section, tight electric guitar solos and the lonesome twang of pedal steel.

Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Dale has established himself as one of the forerunning crusaders against the “Nashville Rash” that has been plaguing the country music industry. He also championed his own genre of original music called “Ameripolitan”, a genre Dale Watson describes thus: “Americana is original music with prominent rock influence, Ameripolitan is original music with prominent ROOTS influence.”

This year has seen Dale Watson release his 21st album, El Rancho Azul which was recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin to critical acclaim. This 2nd album on Grammy Award Winning Label Red House Records follows hot on the heels of his classic The Sun Sessions, which was recorded at the fabled Memphis studio and evokes the era of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Carl Perkins.

Following an appearance on Letterman and shows appearing alongside Dwight Yoakam and Old Crow Medicine Show, the man who embodies what country is, was and should always be, has been keeping himself pretty busy. With fans like Willie Nelson, and comparisons to Waylon Jennings and Red Simpson Dale Watson and His Lonestars follow in the footsteps of the early country stars but with a distinctive style and sound all their own. Tattooed and always dressed to the nines, Dale is a true entertainer, mixing humour and pathos into his lively shows.


Thursday November 28 at The Black Bear Lodge, supported by Sue Ray and band. Doors open 7.30pm.

BEMAC presents: Singout Sista – Sue Ray & Emily Foster

23 NOV 2013 | Saturday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Sue Ray is an indie solo artist with an impressive career. She has been performing professionally for over 15 years both locally and internationally; and in that time, she has released two critically acclaimed albums, Red Roses (2011) & Best Beware (2008).  This year, she has been nominated for Female Artist Of  The Year award in the QMusic & Courier Mails People’s Choice Awards and Most Promising New Talent in the Deadlys.

“Sue walked on stage and my jaw hit the ground. Her voice was so strong and confident. Her guitar playing is excellent and her songs heartbreaking. A consummate performer”- Live Review, Mardi Lumsden-612 ABC Radio 

Special guest Emily Foster,  is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter with a prolific repertoire of original songs. who has been working up a busy performance profile. Emily strives to share her stories and experiences through her music and wants to be known in her community as a proud Indigenous performer who will speak up for people’s rights.


Dates: Saturday 23 November
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Tickets: Pre bought Adult $15 Conc $10 / On Door Adult $20 Conc $15
Address: 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point



Event information

Sue Ray has just returned from Nashville where she was writing for her next album and is thrilled to be performing her first show with her favorite Australian band The Kill Devil Hills as part of their Past and Future Ghosts Tour.

Brisbane band Shifting Sands will also be joining the line-up for what is set to be a huge night.

Tickets are selling fast so you can pre-purchase yours here at:


About the Kill Devil Hills:

Ten years after first banging out tunes around Perth in 2003, the Kill Devil Hills are set to release their first live album, Past and Future Ghosts, recorded on a balmy March night earlier this year at a n old Gothic ex-asylum/now-arts centre in Fremantle, WA.

Comprising live versions of songs from the band’s 3 studio albums and other single releases, as well as 2 previously unreleased tracks, this reveals the full feverish range and breadth of the band on stage, thunder through to tender.

About to step into the studio to record a new album, the band will be doing a breakneck run of 5 cities in early November to launch the live album release. This will be available on CD at shows, and digitally via Bandcamp.


Links to fan sites

The Kill Devil Hills

Shifting Sands


Sue Ray has had an exceptionally busy year, and to add the cherry to the top of the proverbial cake, she has just been nominated for the QMusic and Courier Mails ‘Peoples Choice Award’ for “Female Artist Of The Year” 2013.

This marks another milestone in the ever growing list of accomplishments Sue has had in the past few years. What with her nomination for “Best Country Album of the year” award in the AIR Independent Music Awards in 2013, being shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2012, Winner of the QMusic “Best Indigenous Track” for 2012 and her recent nomination for “Most Promising New Talent” in the Deadly’s 2013, it truly does appear that the only way is up for this independent singer/songwriter.

To win this most recent nomination, it is now up to the public to vote on the final 6 nominees. You can place your vote and not only support Sue Ray on her musical journey, but also go in the running for a number of really cool prizes such as free tickets to the Big Day Out, Bigsound, Splendor In The Grass and much more.

Follow the link below to submit your vote, voting closes midnight on Wednesday 31st of July 2013 and winners will be announced at the QMusic awards on August 13th at the Tivoli Theatre Brisbane.


Sue Ray nominated for “Most Promising New Talent” in this years Deadly Awards. VOTE NOW & show your support!

It’s time to cast your vote and let us know who you think is Deadly in 2013! Vote in all categories, or just one, it’s up to you.

Remember, you can only vote once, so make your vote count. Voting is open until 18 August 2013 and winners will be announced at the Deadlys® on 10 September 2013 at the Sydney Opera House.

Keep up to date with the latest Deadlys news at and on Twitter @Deadly_Vibe or the hashtag #deadlys

QMusic proudly presents the Queensland Week Indigenous Music Showcase:
Sue Ray – Toowoomba
Slip On Stereo – Rockhampton
Djun Djun Jarra – Yarrabah
Cy – Stanthorpe

Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Stage
Friday June 7th, 8 pm.

(Playtimes will be announced soon)
This is a FREE event.

Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bands from four corners of Queensland

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government and the Brisbane Powerhouse

The Queensland Week Indigenous Music Showcase at the Brisbane Powerhouse is part of the Queensland Government’s Queensland Week Celebrations 1 – 9 June 2013


Sue Ray will be performing alongside some iconic Australian bands such as Mental As Anything, Halfway, Andrew Morris & Gina Jeffrey’s as part of a great line up of Australian entertainment which is set to rock out in Gayndah, Gatton and Maryborough the weekend of Friday 17th, 18th & 19th May, as part of the Rise and Shine Queensland tour.

Premier Campbell Newman said the Government’s partnership with Queensland Music Festival would deliver musical tours to regions hit by devastating weather earlier this year.

“I invite the local communities to come together to enjoy a free afternoon of family activities, a barbeque and live music,” Mr Newman said.

On Friday 17th May, Australian country stars Gina Jeffrey’s, Sue Ray and Andrew Morris will be performing at Gayndah Showgrounds on Spencer St from 4pm – 8pm.

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, Rock band Mental As Anything, roots-rock group Halfway, alt-country solo Sue Ray and blues artist Karl S Williams will take to the stage for an afternoon of great Aussie entertainment.

Saturday 18th is in Gatton at the University of QLD campus Gatton College 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 19th May at Maryborough Showgrounds Equestrian Park from 1pm – 5pm.

“It will be the perfect opportunity to take a break, reflect on the year and celebrate the local community spirit.”

Rise and Shine Queensland, which tours to ten communities across the state, is being programmed by Queensland Music Festival, led by Artistic Director James Morrison.

“I’m thrilled we have the chance to send so many wonderful performers to join these communities in their celebrations,” Mr Morrison said.

Sue Ray is honored to be opening for Luka Bloom at

The Tivoli on Monday March 2013.


Luka Bloom

Reserved Seating – Under 18’s must be under parental or guardian supervision

Presented by: Adrian Bohm

The Heartman Tour

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.

Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.